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Old 12-09-05, 01:52 PM   #98
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Smile Re: 1.0-8174 for Linux x86 released

for all those who have problems with Toshiba notebooks...

I have a Toshiba Satellite 2410-304S (Geforce 4 Go 420, 32 MB)

I've successfully installed the driver on Ubuntu Breezy (kernel 2.6.12, following the guide at ). It is important to delete all things related to old drivers (packages, scripts in /etc/modprobe.d, etc).

Please note that drivers version 7667 and prior always crashed with composite enabled, now with 8174 everything seems stable (I only have a problem with mozilla using too much memory, 80% and more, of 512 available mb)

At first, I also had the same problem of the black screen and complete hang, but resolved it by issuing:

rmmod nvidia
mknod /dev/nvidiactl c 195 255
mknod /dev/nvidia0 c 195 0
modprobe nvidia
(as suggested in )

I've also added some options for the nvidia module: in my case, as for other debian based distro, create a new file in /etc/modprobe.d (see attached nvidia file) containing:

options nvidia NVreg_SoftEDIDs=0 NVreg_Mobile=1
see the attached file for my xorg.conf

...finally I can enjoy some eyecandy (see screenshot)
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